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|Dates / Deadlines:|
|Term||Year||App Deadline||Decision Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Spring Semester||2019||01-NOV-2018 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Year||2019-2020||01-APR-2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
|Fall Semester||2019||01-APR-2019 **||Rolling Admission||TBA||TBA|
** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
|Class Status:||1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, Graduate student||Minimum GPA Requirement:||2.5|
|Language Requirement:||2000 level||Open to Non-UVa Students:||No|
|Housing:||Homestay, Off-campus, University dormitory||Language Courses Offered:||Yes|
|Language of Instruction:||Chinese||Credit Type:||Transfer Credit|
|Program Type:||Island||Tuition Payments Made To:||Program Provider|
|Education Abroad Advisor:||Ryan Hathaway||Application Fee:||Yes|
|Study Abroad Administrative Fee:||Yes||Subject Area:||Chinese|
The Inter-University Program for Chinese Language Studies (IUP) was founded in 1963 by Stanford University as a center for advanced Chinese language training in Taipei. Soon after its founding other North American universities formed a consortium to jointly administer the program. In 1997 IUP moved its language center to Tsinghua University in Beijing, at which time UC Berkeley took over the US-based administration of the program. After twenty years at Berkeley, Stanford University has agreed to serve as IUP coordinator.
IUP currently offers a 32-week Academic Year Program and a 16-week Semester Option. All programs are located on the Tsinghua University campus in Beijing. IUP’s mission is to raise a student’s Chinese language proficiency to a level at which they can function independently in professional or academic careers. IUP is intended for students who aspire to truly advanced competence, whether they be undergraduates, graduates, professionals, or established scholars. IUP is an extremely intensive academic experience. The program has rigorous standards for enrollment, operates under a “Chinese-Only” language pledge, and requires that most students spend four to six hours a day preparing for their courses.
Recent IUP graduates who have chosen to pursue careers in China have proven that their IUP-acquired linguistic skills have enabled them to function successfully in such areas as business consulting, management, public relations, law, education and journalism.